Recently, signs have popped up in DC calling on a night of rioting. The cause? The presumed overturning of Roe v. Wade. The culprits that are taking credit for the whole “mission”? Jane's Revenge.
Jane's Revenge is a terrorist group, (and I specifically name them as such) who have determined that the overturning of Roe v. Wade is such a threat to America, that the only recourse is to claim “open season” on pro-life groups and crisis pregnancy centers. Among their threats, they stated, “Your thirty days expired yesterday. We offered an honorable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue.” Warning providers and employees of these organizations, they consider it now “open season” on them. They conclude, “Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time. Go forth and manifest the things you wish to see.”
They have also stated, "We need the state to feel our full wrath ... We need them to be afraid of us. Whatever form your fury takes, the first step is feeling it. The next step is carrying that anger out into the world and expressing it physically. Consider this your call to action. On the night the final ruling is issued — a specific date we cannot yet predict, but we know is arriving imminently — we are asking for courageous hearts to come out after dark."
I have one more quote that I want to include before I begin my argument. A group named Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, held a protest outside Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's house. In a tweet on June 19th, they claimed, “We aren’t incubators! Youth procession delivered baby dolls to Amy Coney Barrett. We aren’t protesting to change the minds of women-hating fascists. We’re calling on the pro-choice majority, on YOU, to get in the streets to STOP #SCOTUS from overturning Roe.”
In the past, I've made comments that go somewhat along the lines of, “I don't care if they weep and gnash their teeth. I'm done allowing them control of the conversation and the culture.”
This response should be nothing unique or surprising to us. For too long, satan has had control over the social conversation and direction. When God's people rise up, we should expect backlash. This response from Jane's Revenge and other groups is a stereotypical demonic reaction.
The use of fear, intimidation, violence and igniting the pride of self are tell-tale signs. Let's dissect some of it.
First up, Jane's Revenge claimed they gave “anti-choice” organizations the opportunity to safely shut their doors, and now that the time had passed, those organizations and people involved with them are eligible to be violently acted upon. Such language is meant to intimidate, much like the mob walking into a business and saying, “If you don't pay up, something bad might just happen to you or your family.” The lack of morality in such a threat is indicative of a deeper rooted issue within groups like these.
Your morality shows in how you react to a situation. Those who determine to steal, kill and destroy are working under their father's direction. That father? Satan. And I warn you, even conservatives can work under the steal, kill and destroy objective. Some may argue the founders did such, but their battle was completely defensive, AFTER the British had stolen, killed and destroyed their way through the colonies.
What concerns me most in the reaction of these groups, is how demonic their words themselves are. They don't realize the words or emotions, but if we look carefully, we can see the method behind them.
Notice Jane's Revenge talks to two groups: those they're against, and those they hope to incite against the pro-life movement. For their enemies, the terrorists use intimidating, oppressive language. For their allies, they incite them to violent and wicked action.
First, is the command to build anger and wrath. Anger is a powerful tool to get things done, and in the hands of a wicked man, it can do much. They said, "We need the state to feel our full wrath ... We need them to be afraid of us.” The wrath is the emotion, and whipped up emotional frenzy produces a limitation on judgment and self-control. Without wrath, anger, lust, malice, envy, or even jealousy, a person retains some semblance of control over their judgment and may attempt to hold to some thread of morality. Once such an expressive emotion such as wrath takes place, the next step is easy. “Whatever form your fury takes, the first step is feeling it. The next step is carrying that anger out into the world and expressing it physically.”
In other words, once you feel the wrath, you give into it, you allow it to consume you, then you can begin to act it out upon the world. Karl Marx was filled with wrath, and proclaimed how he wished to walk upon the ruins of this civilization.
At another point, the group urges their allies to “manifest the things which you wish to see.” Such a concept is a clinical definition of witchcraft, sorcery or satanism. To manifest that which you wish to see in a context of violence, destruction and intimidation is presenting the self as the superior being to all others. While Christianity determines that a man should treat his brother as greater than he, the lie of the wicked is “self first.” Christ said, “I did not come to be served, but to serve.” He commented, “the least of you will be the greatest.” Or, “do not lord over each other as the gentiles do.”
Inciting people to do whatever is necessary to get what they want is by definition devoid of character, morals and conviction. “By any means necessary” is a popular refrain from the progressive left, and it truly means that the ends justify the means. We as Christians cannot allow such thinking to pervade our movement, no matter what we wish to see accomplished. As soon as a man compromises his conviction for his cause, he forfeits both. We cannot be righteous and pure and at the same time give up our character to achieve an end, especially when that end is so temporary in the eternal. Each man is tasked with aligning himself with his convictions, and to determine that you can do whatever you wish to get what you want is tantamount to attempting sorcery. Aleister Crowley, founder of thelema, an occult religion, stated, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” Thelema inspired development of such practices as wicca, chaos magick and satanism.
Not only does Jane's Revenge seek to play on the wrath of their “allies” and encourage them to seek their own fulfillment of desire, but the group encourages their allies to move in the night, to do the damage, violence and wickedness under the cover of darkness. Scripture states that On the night the final ruling is issued — a specific date we cannot yet predict, but we know is arriving imminently — we are asking for courageous hearts to come out after dark."
Isaiah 29:15 says, “Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the Lord, and whose deeds are done in a dark place, and they say, 'Who sees us?' or 'Who knows us?'”
Why is it so much sin and vice happens in the cover of night? There's so much spiritual significance there that we can take apart another time, but the fact remains: if their deeds were honest, upright, moral and righteous, why act in the darkness?
While Jane's Revenge have made themselves plain, they are not alone. Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights tweeted, “We aren't incubators.” Their intent to is to show that they aren't merely meant to have babies, and such a court ruling would create a new class of “handmaids” (since they're so fond of that imagery.)
We must take a step back to understand the wickedness of such a statement. The argument isn't fought on the ground of whether the woman should be a carrier for the baby. The argument begins at the process of creating the baby. Let's remove the extremely rare exceptions of rape, incest and medical necessity. Let's just work with the voluntary right now. The act of sex is an action. Every action has a consequence. By attempting to remove the consequence of the action, these groups are desiring to remove responsibility. What makes it more grotesque, is that sex creates another being whom we are responsible for. In avoiding consequence and therefore responsibility, the proponents of abortion are instead handing down a death sentence to an innocent being who had no part in the decision-making process. The act of sex was solely the decision of the man and woman. By clamoring for abortion, these people have determined that they can avoid responsibility for their CHOICE, and if they aren't happy about the consequences, they can then thrust a greater consequence on their own child, whom they created. This is satanic in its thinking.
Whereas Christ took upon OUR consequence and paid the penalty, the satanic method is to punish others for your own wrong-doing. We are disgusted (and rightly so) by someone who always avoids responsibility, and won't take ownership of their own choices.
The arguments of these groups is the ultimate portrayal of not taking responsibility. Their consequence-free opportunity is being shut down, and they have begun the weeping and gnashing of teeth. They will scream, throw fits, commit acts of violence and do everything they can to scare people out of their conviction.
This isn't unique to the abortion crowd, but is a thread that runs through all progressive movements. They work from bitterness, wrath, envy, jealousy and rage. I could point out the progressive left's origins in Marx theory, but for now, I'll simply say that the concept of struggle is a main tenant of progressivism. Since Marx saw the whole world from the lens of struggle, movements such as the socialists and communists all work from the position that some people are winning the struggle, while others are losing. They argue from a place of bitterness, that the workers or lower class are losing, and therefore are oppressed. We see it in race politics, gender politics, class politics, and even religious politics.
The Christian, the conservative, the pro-lifer must stand firm against the fear-mongering, and uphold their convictions. We must not give in to hatred or wrath. We cannot compromise on our truth, yet we must continue to love in ways we see possible. This does not mean we must be doormats, but we must endure and defend ourselves where necessary.
The problem with wrath is it consumes itself and then it dies. It foments and bubbles up, then eats itself alive. It takes tons of energy to be wrathful, and at the end of it, it implodes on itself like a supernova. The job of a Christian in times such as these is to stay the course and stand in conviction, because the Lord will vindicate and justify. They may destroy our property, but we will rebuild. They may shoot us, but more will take the front line. They may come after us, but if we stand in unity, they will meet an unmovable force. The power of Christ is ultimate authority, and when we stand with that authority, there is nothing the enemy can do.
If we do not stand firm, we will be crushed. Our Founders, every great man, every great people in the world stood firm, strong and tough during events such as what has happened now. Never let the threats of the enemy take you away from faith, hope and conviction in the Lord. Give up hope for yourself, and instead have hope in the Lord. Die to yourself, and know that it is the Lord who wins the victory. We will not win this by backing off or giving in to the violence and weeping and gnashing. We cannot allow fear to dictate, and that's what this all boils down to: the use of fear to tear apart what they don't like.
I cannot allow it to control me. Neither can you.